Bulletin with announcements – June 19, 2022

Dunsford United Church

Sunday June 19, 2022 – Father’s Day – Potluck Lunch

Second after Pentecost – Sacrament of Holy Communion

Pulpit Supply: Rev. Anne Hepburn

†= stand as you are able

† GATHERING MUSIC: VU #766 “As the Deer Pants for the Water” Psalm 42

(Words: v. 1 Martin Nystrom, v. 2 & 3 Lydia Pedersen) [CD Volume 1, Track 9]

As the deer pants for the water, so my soul longs after you;

you alone are my heart’s desire and I long to worship you.

R         You alone are my strength, my shield to you alone may my spirit yield;

you alone are my heart’s desire, and I long to worship you.

I want you more than gold or silver, only you can satisfy;

you alone are the real joy-giver and the apple of my eye.  R

You’re my friend and you are my brother, even though you are a king;

I love you more than any other, so much more than anything!  R

WELCOME AND CELEBRATIONS

LIGHTING OF THE CANDLES

ACKNOWLEDGEMENT OF THE LANDS (Unison)

We acknowledge, honour and respect this land and the Anishnabeg/Mississauga peoples with whom Treaty 20, Williams treaty, was signed, on the lands where I am, and we acknowledge also and give thanks for the lands and people of treaties and unceded territories of all who are worshiping. It is up to all of us to live into truth, respect and with all our relations.

† HYMN: VU #365 “Jesus Loves Me” (Words: v. 1 Anna B. Warner, v. 2 & 3 David R. McGuire) [CD Volume 3, Track 16]

Jesus loves me, this I know, for the Bible tells me so;

little ones to him belong, in his love we shall be strong.

R       Yes, Jesus loves me! Yes, Jesus loves me!

          Yes, Jesus loves me! The Bible tells me so.

Jesus loves me, this I know, as he loved so long ago,

taking children on his knee, saying, ‘Let them come to me.’  R

Jesus loves me still today, walking with me on my way,

wanting as a friend to give light and love to all who live.  R

CALL TO WORSHIP

This is no ordinary place.  This is the house of God.

This is the place where the prophets cry out for peace and justice and righteousness.

It is the place where God reaches down into the corners of our lives

To offer us the mystery of holy Love.

This is no ordinary Gathering.

This is no ordinary place: this is the house of God.

OPENING PRAYER (Unison)

Holy One,

In whose name we gather and go forth,:

Remind us of our calling and our power,

Invested in us by the Spirit long ago.

Engage with us that we may know we are not alone.

Guide us on your path of love and mercy.

Help us to be your church in this time and place,

That your love might be known here and now.

We pray this as it is your will. Amen

Written by Michele Rowe, Gatherings 2022, p. 32. Used with permission.

OFFERING

While we can’t take up the offering as we used to, we very much appreciate your generosity.

Let us pray.

OFFERTORY PRAYER 

Holy One on this special day let us lift up these gifts to you-may you use them to bless all our neighbours. Amen

FOR THE YOUNG AND YOUNG AT HEART: “Father’s Day”

SCRIPTURE READINGS:

Old Testament  1 Kings 19:1-4, 8-15a  Elijah hears God in the sound of silence (Read by Lois)

Ahab told Jezebel all that Elijah had done and how he had killed all the prophets with the sword. Then Jezebel sent a messenger to Elijah, saying, “So may the gods do to me and more also, if I do not make your life like the life of one of them by this time tomorrow.”  Then he was afraid; he got up and fled for his life and came to Beer-sheba, which belongs to Judah; he left his servant there.

But he himself went a day’s journey into the wilderness and came and sat down under a solitary broom tree. He asked that he might die, “It is enough; now, O LORD, take away my life, for I am no better than my ancestors.”  Then he lay down under the broom tree and fell asleep. Suddenly an angel touched him and said to him, “Get up and eat.”  He looked, and there at his head was a cake baked on hot stones and a jar of water. He ate and drank and lay down again.  The angel of the LORD came a second time, touched him, and said, “Get up and eat, or the journey will be too much for you.”  He got up and ate and drank; then he went in the strength of that food forty days and forty nights to Horeb the mount of God.  At that place he came to a cave and spent the night there.

Then the word of the LORD came to him, saying, “What are you doing here, Elijah?”  He answered, “I have been very zealous for the LORD, the God of hosts, for the Israelites have forsaken your covenant, thrown down your altars, and killed your prophets with the sword. I alone am left, and they are seeking my life, to take it away.”

Elijah Meets God at Horeb

He said, “Go out and stand on the mountain before the LORD, for the LORD is about to pass by.” Now there was a great wind, so strong that it was splitting mountains and breaking rocks in pieces before the LORD, but the LORD was not in the wind, and after the wind an earthquake, but the LORD was not in the earthquake, and after the earthquake a fire, but the LORD was not in the fire, and after the fire a sound of sheer silence.  When Elijah heard it, he wrapped his face in his mantle and went out and stood at the entrance of the cave. Then there came a voice to him that said, “What are you doing here, Elijah?”  He answered, “I have been very zealous for the LORD, the God of hosts, for the Israelites have forsaken your covenant, thrown down your altars, and killed your prophets with the sword. I alone am left, and they are seeking my life, to take it away.”  Then the LORD said to him, “Go, return on your way to the wilderness of Damascus; when you arrive, you shall anoint Hazael as king over Aram.

New Testament  Luke 8:26-39  Jesus heals a man filled with demons (Read by Anne)

Then they arrived at the region of the Gerasenes, which is opposite Galilee.  As he stepped out on shore, a man from the city who had demons met him. For a long time he had not worn any clothes, and he did not live in a house but in the tombs.  When he saw Jesus, he cried out and fell down before him, shouting, “What have you to do with me, Jesus, Son of the Most High God?  I beg you, do not torment me,” for Jesus had commanded the unclean spirit to come out of the man. (For many times it had seized him; he was kept under guard and bound with chains and shackles, but he would break the bonds and be driven by the demon into the wilds.)  Jesus then asked him, “What is your name?” He said, “Legion,” for many demons had entered him.  They begged him not to order them to go back into the abyss.  Now there on the hillside a large herd of swine was feeding, and the demons begged Jesus to let them enter these. So he gave them permission.  Then the demons came out of the man and entered the swine, and the herd stampeded down the steep bank into the lake and was drowned.

When the swineherds saw what had happened, they ran off and told it in the city and in the country.  Then people came out to see what had happened, and when they came to Jesus, they found the man from whom the demons had gone sitting at the feet of Jesus, clothed and in his right mind. And they became frightened.  Those who had seen it told them how the one who had been possessed by demons had been healed.  Then the whole throng of people of the surrounding region of the Gerasenes asked Jesus to leave them, for they were seized with great fear. So he got into the boat and returned.  The man from whom the demons had gone out begged that he might be with him, but Jesus sent him away, saying, “Return to your home, and declare how much God has done for you.” So he went away, proclaiming throughout the city how much Jesus had done for him.

† HYMN:  VU #651 “Guide Me, O Thou Great Jehovah” (Words: William Williams and Peter Williams) [CD Volume 2, Track 6]

Guide me, O thou great Jehovah, pilgrim through this barren land.

I am weak, but thou art mighty, hold me with thy powerful hand.

Bread of heaven, bread of heaven, feed me till I want no more,

feed me till I want no more.

Open now the crystal fountain, whence the healing stream doth flow;

let the fire and cloudy pillar lead me all my journey through.

Strong deliverer, strong deliverer, be thou still my strength and shield,

be thou still my strength and shield.

When I tread the verge of Jordan, bid my anxious fears subside;

death of death, and hell’s destruction, land me safe on Canaan’s side:

songs of praises, songs of praises I will ever give to thee, I will ever give to thee.

MESSAGE

HOLY COMMUNION

The Lord be with you

And also with you.

Lift up your hearts.

We lift them up to God.

Let us give thanks to the Lord our God.

It is right to give our thanks and praise.

It is indeed right that we should praise you Gracious God for you created all things.

You formed us in your own image: Male and female you created us.

When we turned away from you in sin, You did not cease to care for us,

But opened a path of salvation for all people.

You made a covenant with Israel, and through your servants Abraham & Sarah

Gave the promise of a blessing to all nations.

Through Moses you led your people from bondage into freedom;

Through the prophets you renewed the promise of salvation.

Therefore with them and with all your saints who have served you in every age,

We give you thanks and raise our voices to proclaim the glory of your name.

Holy, Holy, Holy Lord

God of power and might

Heaven and earth are full of your glory.

Hosanna in the highest.

Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord.

Hosanna in the highest.

Holy God, source of life and goodness all creation rightly gives you praise.

In the fullness of time You sent your child Jesus Christ to share our human nature,

to live and die as one of us, to reconcile us to you, the mother and father of us all.

He healed the sick and ate and drank with outcasts and sinners;

He opened the eyes of the blind and proclaimed the good news of your kingdom to the poor and to those in need.  In all things he fulfilled your gracious will.

On the night he was betrayed Lord Jesus took bread and after giving thanks to you,

broke it and gave it to his disciples.  And said take eat, this is my body which is given for you.

Do this for the remembrance of me.  After supper he took the cup of wine; And after giving thanks, Gave it to them and said “drink this, all of you.  This is my blood of the new covenant,

Which is shed for you and for many for the forgiveness of sins.

Whenever you drink it, do this for the remembrance of me.”

Gracious God, by the death of your child You have destroyed the power of death,

and by raising him to life, You have given us life evermore.

Therefore we proclaim the mystery of the faith:

Christ has died

Christ is risen

Christ will come again.

Recalling his death

Proclaiming his resurrection

And looking for his coming again in glory,

We offer you O God this bread and this cup.

Send your holy spirit upon us and upon these gifts

That all who eat and drink at this table may be one body, one holy people

A living sacrifice in Jesus Christ our Lord.

Through Christ, with Christ and in Christ.

In the unity of the holy spirit all glory is yours God most holy, now and forever.

(All are invited to drink juice and eat bread.)

THE LORD’S PRAYER

Our Father who art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name; thy kingdom come;
thy will be done; on earth as it is in heaven.  Give us this day our daily bread.
And forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us.
And lead us not into temptation; but deliver us from evil.  For thine is the kingdom, the power and the glory, for ever and ever.  Amen

COMMISSIONING AND BLESSING

Go out to the world as Christ would have you to serve others with renewed appreciation for his wisdom and example. And as you go may the love of God be with you always.

ANNOUNCEMENTS TIME: See list below

† CHORAL RESPONSE: “Go Now in Peace” (Words: Don Besig and Nancy Price)

[a cappella – no CD]

Go now in peace, never be afraid.  God will go with you each hour of every day.

Go now in faith, steadfast, strong and true. Know He will guide you in all you do.

Go now in love and show you believe. Reach out to others so all the world can see

God will be there watching from above. Go now in peace, in faith, and in love.

Amen, Amen, Amen

ANNOUNCEMENTS

From Carolle

STRAWBERRY SUPPER 2022 – WED. JULY 6 – TAKE OUT ONLY

$20 / MEAL – PICK UP AT DUNSFORD COMMUNITY CENTRE 4:30 – 5:30

The meal is: potato, pasta and coleslaw salads, ham, bun and strawberries

Arrangements have been made for the salads to be made on July 5th by DUC volunteers and DCC volunteers.

The berries will be prepared on July 6th.

A few people will be needed to direct traffic during pick up.

All members are asked to make as many phone calls as possible to obtain orders;

friends, family, neighbours, club members you belong to, etc.

Fay put an invitation on Face Book. (copy it to your friends if you can)

DEADLINE FOR PHONE CALL ORDERS TO BE TALLIED AND SUBMITTED

MON. JUNE 20th.   Meet at D U C, 7:00 p.m. Or send your orders with someone else. This is when the food will be ordered.

When you make your calls, please record the following (eg. on lined paper);

NAME                                PHONE #                 #/MEALS                PAID

John Smith                     705-000-0000                         3                prepaid   $60           

           (every other line please)

Carolle Boyce                 705-000-0000                        1              at pick up ____     

Update from the UCW: The Yard & Bake Sale raised $3,450, which is being donated to the church’s General Fund.  Thank you to all the people who contributed and participated.

Update from the Worship Team: Hymn books and CDs will replace the slideshow for worship services during July, August and Sept. 4th.  We are looking for volunteers to operate the CD player and the soundboard.  Please sign up on the media sheet.

Sunday Worship Schedule

DateWorship LeaderSlideshowSoundboardReaderMinistry of Music
June 19  *Anne Hepburn  CommunionNot needed (picnic)Not needed (picnic)Lois  
June 26Darlene HallettCarolMary MGloria  

DateWorship LeaderCD PlayerSoundboardReaderMinistry of Music
July 3  Mary M  
July 10Robert Bennett Mary M  

* June 19: Father’s Day; Communion; Potluck; Outdoor Service – Please bring your own chair, cutlery, plates, mug/cup, and some food for sharing.  Coffee/tea and communion elements will be provided.

Sign-up sheets are on the table behind the last pew. 

Please continue to pray for: Emma; Tracie; Kristen; Mary Lou; Marg; Marilyn and Claude, Beryl and Murray, Teddy.

Cheer Ministry: Please call Mary M when a church member/family needs to be remembered with a card: thinking of you; get well; or special birthday/anniversary wishes.

A Stewardship Second: Inspire, Invite, and Thank. Good stewardship is all about relationships. You work with God to create, redeem, and sustain the world.

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Dunsford Community Food Bank: Contact Fay Carslake 705-341-3699 or faycarslake@hotmail.com

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